Already, cocktels (fields for growing fighting cocks), palayan(rice fields), resorts and sugarcane fields are enroaching on the last forests standing in Negros. Here is one more hill (SB is already high!) I am trying to climb and photograph. I am intent to record the biodiversity of this area, so many beautiful plants, trees, butterflies. I am already resigned to the fact that birds, deers and other large animals may have already irrevocably gone. Man is the number one destroyer of this paradise.
The hills and mountains of Salvador Benedicto is part of Negros Forest Reserve.